A curated list of today’s most interesting tech news to snack on over your lunch break.
Instagram Lands on Windows Phone (Minus Video)
We wanted to make Instagram available to people with Windows Phones as quickly as possible, so we focused on creating an awesome experience with Instagram’s core features. We’re not finished, and our team will continue developing the Windows Phone app to keep releasing features and bringing you the best Instagram possible.
Google’s Newsstand Launches on Android
Google has consolidated its Currents and Magazines apps for Android into a single place. Today, Google Magazines will transform into a new app called Google Play Newsstand, which combines subscriptions to newspapers and magazines with content from blogs, RSS feeds, and other sources.
Macy’s First Retailer Testing Apple’s iBeacon Instore
Mobile retail app developer Shopkick is selling iBeacon devices to businesses that will let them track and interact with customers as they move throughout their stores. Macy’s is its first trial partner.
Google Chromebooks to Get Voice Control
Those who’ve gotten used to saying “OK Google” to their Moto X and KitKat-endowed handsets might wish that every device they have could be so obedient. Well, it appears that soon your Chromebook will be able to respond to that same voice command as well, if a new experimental App Launcher in Chrome’s Dev Channel is any indication.
Google Wallet Debit Card Is No Threat To Coin
Google’s Wallet Card can be ordered but it won’t help you carry less cards. It’s more like a pre-paid debit card that uses your Google Wallet account balance to pay for things. It’s free, however, Coin’s $50 universal card may be better.